Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Hannah Petersen, Staff Writer

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Have you ever not been able to decide between a cookie and a cupcake? Well with this recipe you don’t have to choose. Satisfy your cravings for sweet icing and cake like texture. This cookie melts in your mouth and is perfect for a holiday treat. Here is the simple recipe for pumpkin spice cookies.

Ingredients: Batter

  • 2 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • ½ t. baking soda
  • ½ t. ground nutmeg
  • ½ t. ground ginger
  • 1 c. butter
  • ¾ c. white sugar
  • ¾ c. brown sugar
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree


  • 1 (3 oz) package of softened cream cheese
  • ¼ c. butter, softened
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. confectioners’ sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease your baking sheets
  2. In a bowl whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and ginger together in a bowl. Beat 1 cup butter, white sugar, brown sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and egg with an electric mixer in a separate large bowl, beating until mixture is smooth. Beat in pumpkin puree. Gradually stir dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture. Batter will be moist.
  3. Spoon batter by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cookies cool for about 5 minutes on sheets before removing to finish cooling on waxed paper.
  5. Beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a bowl with an electric mixer until soft and creamy. Beat in confectioners’ sugar, about 1/2 cup at a time, until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Frost cooled cookies with cream cheese frosting.